European GP Minardi race notes

MARC GENE' Chassis 04 6th 1:42:59.468 "I am very happy for the Team because this is the result of a whole year's work. The car was very good. Gustav Brunner and the technical staff made a very competitive car. Today Fiorio's strategy ...

MARC GENE' Chassis 04 6th 1:42:59.468 "I am very happy for the Team because this is the result of a whole year's work. The car was very good. Gustav Brunner and the technical staff made a very competitive car. Today Fiorio's strategy proved excellent. Also my engineers did an extraordinary job setting up the car in the best way. I, therefore, feel truly satisfied especially for the Team; they have been waiting for this outcome for a long time. They all did an extraordinary job."

LUCA BADOER Chassis 01 stopped on lap 53

GABRIELE RUMI "My first words are for Luca who did an excellent race climbing very high up the classification; his lap times were unbelievable, among the fastest and he, therefore, deserved really much more. His retirement, in such a favourable day, ruines a little bit our joy. Gene picked up the result performing very well, thus proving that the whole Team is doing a very good job. Since the very first race in the current Championship we worked flat out in order to develop the car, unfortunately our work was not seen nor understood. But in the end, the will to persevere, notwithstanding the innumerable difficulties, brought us this result."

CESARE FIORIO - sporting director "At the pit wall we decided twice to leave both drivers out on dry tyres while it was raining. It proved to be a risky decision that both drivers have interpreted in the best way, managing to drive their cars very well on a very slippery surface without committing any mistake. They really did an excellent job. The risk we took repaid us."

The Team will test at Mugello on 1st and 2nd October with Gaston Mazzacane and Marc Gene.

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Series Formula 1
Drivers Marc Gene
Teams Minardi